Does the laser used in laser liposuction make the procedure more effective? I would like to know exactly how is laser liposuction different from the regular liposuction that I've had performed in the past on the back of my legs. Does the new technology ha

No. It does not make it more effective. The only advantage is that it can be done with a bit of heat creating a possibility for skin tightening. However, there is a risk of burning the skin from inside. It is good for small areas. But it is a catchy name for patients. The device is as smart as the physician using it.
Yes and no. Laser lipo uses laser energy to melt fat then it is removed with a standard lipo vanilla. Traditional liposuction tears the fat out as the suction is applied. Very good to small discrete areas.
Be . Be careful about believing all the hype about laser liposuction. The promised "tightening and less bruising " that the laser is expected to deliver is rarely anything to brag about and it is more of an effective as a marketing tool to get your business than a surgical tool. I've used laser, ultrasound, powered and traditional liposuction and have been able to achieve the same results with all of them. The traditional liposuction takes more effort and work on the surgeon part. The laser liposuction also has a risk of burning and some bad burns have been known to occur. An good liposuction surgeon can achieve great results with or without the laser technology.

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Does the laser used in laser liposuction make the procedure more effective? I would like to know exactly how is laser liposuction different from the regular liposuction that I've had performed in the past on the back of my legs. Does the new technology ha

The . The technology does not have any less side effects, it makes the fat easier to remove by the surgeon is about all. Read more...
Some differences. The ndyag laser in smartlipo allows for less bleeding and brusing during the procedure. The heat generated by the laser also allows for more skin tightening. Read more...
No. The only potential benefit is some skin tightening but this is not usually an issue with the legs. It is more time consuming and it has potential risk of burn injury. Read more...
Minor Differences. Personally, i think that there are minor differences between the technologies used for liposuction surgery. However, i think that the most important decision you make is who performs the liposuction surgery. In general i suggest patients seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons for these procedures. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and communicate with previous patients. Read more...
Minimal. Differences most docs use tumescence to reduce bruising laser and ultrasound burst fat cells versus jet water lavage and power assisted which do not. The energy based systems tend to give you a bit more skin tightening. Differences are minimal, and you should use what the doc is most comfortable with. Read more...
No. Laser liposuction does not make liposuction surgery anymore effective than traditional liposuction. Laser liposuction uses energy to try to break apart cells however over the years it has not proven to be any more effective than tumescent liposuction. In fact many practitioners feel it is a far less effective approach. However opinions will differ. Read more...